Supply Chains

Why it pays to go Dutch with suppliers

Andreas Rogal, (Feb 27, 2017)

The Netherlands and Germany are leading the way with multi-stakeholder covenants to tackle human rights in the garment and finance industries

HSBC overhauls deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 22, 2017)

More than 200,000 people signed a Greenpeace petition putting pressure on HSBC over its links to harmful palm oil corporations

Weekly Watch: 23 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 22, 2017)

French supply chain law, technology boost to resource sector, WWF backs multistakeholder standards, oil pipeline controversy, organic market growth, banks pressured on climate, clean energy rebounds, Uganda's solar bus and Smurfit Kappa achieves certification goal

EcoVadis survey finds only 15% of firms have full visibility of tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 9, 2017)

97% of supply chain professionals value sustainable procurement but lack resources to delve deep enough

NGO voices: The perfect storm that led to Human Rights at Sea

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 6, 2017)

David Hammond on how the charity he founded is engaging with businesses to end human rights abuse in the maritime supply chain

Opinion: We need an ambitious resource efficiency policy post-Brexit

Nick Molho, (Feb 6, 2017)

The UK may be leaving the EU but we must keep pace with the rest of Europe in forging a more circular economy, argues Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group

Compass commits to cage-free eggs and cut food waste

Terry Slavin, (Feb 2, 2017)

Catering giant sets 2020 targets for 100% ethically sourced products and to source responsible palm oil

Target to remove harmful chemicals by 2020

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 1, 2017)

US retailer promises to be transparent about all its product ingredients in ambitous new CSR strategy

BT, Sky, HP 'leaders in engaging supply chain on climate'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 26, 2017)

CO2 savings not being replicated at scale through supply chains, CDP finds

NGO voices: Lessons from working with Unilever in Vietnam

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2017)

Oxfam’s Rachel Wilshaw reveals how doing a study of the company's labour standards was an eye-opener for both parties

Dell, Horsehead Corporation and Aquafil on seven top tips for developing a circular economy

Liam Dowd, (Jan 10, 2017)

We outline the toolkit to a circular approach for your business, to spur innovation and sustainability, whilst decoupling growth and material use

Issue 9: Big data comes to the supply chain

Ellen R Delisio, (Dec 15, 2016)

From monitoring palm oil plantations to cutting energy use in data centres, Ellen R Delisio looks at how companies used IT to get a shop-floor view of their operations in 2016

VF Corporation sustainable sourcing: Towards a third way?

Oliver Balch, (Nov 28, 2016)

How VF are pursuing a collaborative responsible sourcing strategy

Collaboration ‘strongest weapon against slavery’

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

Ikea, John Lewis and The Body Shop are among the companies that are going beyond audits

Companies ‘doing barest minimum’ on reporting slavery

Katherine Sharp, (Nov 17, 2016)

Analyses of statements under the Modern Slavery Act show FTSE 100 boards failing to appreciate slavery risks in their supply chains

Modern slavery risks hit home for UK firms

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

With even John Lewis caught out by a sharp rise in forced labour in UK supply chains, there are fears firms will move more purchasing overseas to protect their brands